Today in Slate, Seth Stevenson shares what he learned by watching every Richard Linklater film, from School of Rock and Dazed and Confused to lesser known fare like It’s Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books. As part of his Completist, Stevenson also ranked all Linklater’s movies from the “Wistful Masterpieces” (Slacker, Before Sunrise, and Before Sunset) all the way down to the lesser “Unnecessary Adaptations” (e.g. A Scanner Darkly) and the lowly “Zac Effron Is in This Movie” (i.e. Me and Orson Welles).
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TODAY IN SLATE
The Democrats’ War at Home
How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
An Iranian Woman Was Sentenced to Death for Killing Her Alleged Rapist. Can Activists Save Her?
Piper Kerman on Why She Dressed Like a Hitchcock Heroine for Her Prison Sentencing
Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10
We Need to Talk: A Terrible Name for a Good Women’s Sports Show
Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.
How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.